Crayon and pencil by Sr. Grace Remington, OCSO Copyright 2005, Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey
Crayon and pencil by Sr. Grace Remington, OCSO
Copyright 2005, Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey

 

O Eve!

My mother, my daughter, life-giving Eve,

Do not be ashamed, do not grieve.

The former things have passed away,

Our God has brought us to a New Day.

See, I am with Child,

Through whom all will be reconciled.

O Eve! My sister, my friend,

We will rejoice together

Forever

Life without end.
— Sr. Columba Guare copyright© 2005 Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey

I’ve been completely mesmerized by this illustration since I saw it a few days ago. I’m tempted to write much, but the picture and the poem really say it all. Just three things:
1) I first saw this through our friend Wesley Hill. I gain access to so much great content from Wes.
2) I attempted to preach a sermon a few weeks ago that this drawing accomplishes in image form.
3) I feel that St. Irenaeus would have loved this.
Happy/Merry Christmas!

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